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Police arrest man linked to April 3 pursuit, crash


May 9, 2018

Ryan Kelly Rikala, 31, who fled officers on April 3 after crashing into a Sweet Home Police Department vehicle was arrested on May 4.

"We were able to receive information from a concerned citizen about (Rikala's) whereabouts," said SHPD Chief Jeff Lynn.

The citizen spotted Rikala on 10th Avenue and officers located him near South Hills Trail.

Rikala attempted to flee from officers again on May 4, Lynn said, but was taken into custody without incident.

He was arrested for possession of burglary tools, a state warrant for parole violation, a Lebanon warrant for failure to appear on a criminal...

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